Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand
The Professional Voice of Pharmacy
Ko te reo karanga o te roopu Kaitiaki Rongoa

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is a professional membership based association representing the pharmacy profession.

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Health: Government should be thinking PHARMACY FIRST

07 Aug 2020

The value proposition of the Pharmacy Profession for improving the Health and Wellbeing of New Zealand.

  • More immunisation - Pharmacists will achieve immunisation rate targets.
  • Better mental health - Pharmacists can provide specifically designed wrap around services for mental health and wellbeing in the community.
  • More point of care testing/screening and medicines optimisation services - Pharmacists can provide convenient access to much needed healthcare services for the most vulnerable in the community, including the elderly, children, Māori and Pacific people and people managing chronic health conditions.
  • New minor ailments and population health services - Pharmacists can provide access to healthcare services in the community, including treatment of minor ailments, and relevant population health services.

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Friday Newsroom Latest Edition

07 Aug 2020

Read the latest weekly news from Society. (PSNZ Login required)

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Latest Resources

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Depression and Vascular Dementia - On Demand

Depression and physical illness may both be factors in suicide for older adults. Men 85 years and above have one of the highest suicide rates in New Zealand.

Almost 70,000 Kiwis are living with dementia today and it is estimated that more than 170,000 Kiwis will be living with dementia by 2050. Dementia impacts about 30% more women than men.

Join Dr Adam Sims to learn about the epidemiology, symptoms, the possible link between dementia and depression, assessment to confirm the diagnosis, evidence based treatments and goals illustrated by scenarios that portray how these conditions may present in the community.

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Refugee Health - On Demand

New Zealand is one of many countries who offers a home to refugees. Through the Refugee Quota Programme, New Zealand resettles 1000 refugees every year.

As pharmacists, it is important to understand the different backgrounds and health needs of refugees as most are at risk of significant health issues. Specific focus on refugee health is required to ensure this vulnerable population receives optimal care and support.

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Latest Events

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12
Aug

Optimising Health Outcomes in the Elderly - Live Programme

Join this live programme to learn about geriatric giants - diabetes, cardiovascular system and nutrition in the older population. Learn why these are important issues and the critical role pharmacist’s role play in ameliorating risks.

Presented by two experienced geriatricians, this programme builds on the knowledge presented in our Managing Medicines in Older People programme but has also been designed to serve as its own standalone programme.

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01
Oct

2020 College Learning

Take a look to find out about the new training topics being released by our College Education and Training team in the second half of 2020.

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